Isles’ McDonald suspended two games for boarding

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The NHL has suspended New York Islanders right wing Colin McDonald two games for boarding Pittsburgh’s Ben Lovejoy during New York’s 4-1 win on Wednesday night.

The incident occurred at 18:54 of the second period, and McDonald received a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.

Here’s Sheriff Shanny with the video explanation:

Based on his average annual salary, McDonald will forfeit $7,567.56 to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

He’ll sit out the Isles’ next two games — a home-and-away series with New Jersey on Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 — and will be eligible for return on Feb. 5, when New York hosts (you guessed it!) the Pittsburgh Penguins.